Lesser AudioSwitch

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4.4
32.4K reviews
5M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Force your audio output to switch to headphones, speakers, or any other output, including USB and Bluetooth devices.

The microphone can also be switched, and on most devices the speaker can be completely muted if you so desire.

Additional features:
Widgets, Quick-setting tiles, and notification shortcuts.
Auto-Switch: Detect when headphones are inserted or removed, and switch to any audio output or mute/unmute the speaker automatically.
Restore-on-Boot: Automatically switch to the output of your choice when your device starts.

Common use cases:
This app can help if your device does not detect your headphones, or it thinks they are connected even when they have been removed.
It can also be used to mute the speaker when using headphones, so that loud notifications do not play via the speaker.
Want to use a headset microphone but still output audio via the speakers? also possible.
You can force audio to play locally on your device when using Android's native cast-screen feature.

Android 11 support:
Due to changes to made Android, this app cannot function on Android 11 and later.
There is now a native output-selection option found in the volume panel, which provides some of the functionality previously offered by this app.

Advanced users can trigger a switch externally using the following intent actions:
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.HEADPHONES
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.SPEAKER
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.BLUETOOTH
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.USB
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.CAST
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.MUTE
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.UNMUTE

com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.NOTIFICATION_ON
com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch.NOTIFICATION_OFF

On Oreo 8.0 and later you must also specify the target package when using intents: com.nordskog.LesserAudioSwitch
Updated on
Nov 17, 2022

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

4.3
31.7K reviews
A Google user
December 3, 2019
It was ok. The latest update adds the buttons back to the notification, as it was before it became a $5 app. Unfortunately the buttons don't switch between the modes, but take you to the app with a pay button. Now I understand they'll respond saying how they have expenses, well, $5 is a price for an actually useful app (e.g. aquamail), not something that needs a lot of work and had minimal functionality.
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Dor G
December 7, 2020
I bought the "premium" version to use the automatic function, but it doesn't work consistently and is not reliable. It also confused my phone and caused it to flip between speaker and bluetooth audio randomly. Also, this app could really use a better explanation of what the buttons do in the app and in the notification pulldown menu controls. No clear instructions on how to properly use this app.
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Jason Arado
November 19, 2020
I love this app because it allows me to use external audio devices to record and is the only app I've come across that works. However, the interface confuses me for some reason. It's only after trial and error that I'm able to get the configuration that I want. But it's only a small drawback (and a quick fix from a developer standpoint) when considering the overall how well the app functions. Thanks!
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What's new

Added option to use quick-setting tiles as on/off switches
Fixed headphone jack connector type configuration not always being respected
Fixed sometimes being unable to switch to Bluetooth on Android 9/10
Made update play nice with the Magisk version